The Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing at SFA encourages nurses who have completed their nursing education in either an associate degree or diploma program to obtain the baccalaureate degree in nursing. The RN-BSN online transition track was established for the student who has previously passed the NCLEX-RN and has current licensure as a registered nurse and wishes to obtain the baccalaureate degree. The RN-BSN track courses are online.
Full Admission Requirements
- Acceptance to SFA.
- Current licensure to practice as a registered nurse and working as a registered nurse.
- Overall GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite courses, including transfer courses.
- Completed application to NursingCAS RN-BSN track (nursingcas.org).
- Prior to admission to the RN-BSN track of the School of Nursing, the University Core Curriculum, Foundation of Knowledge and Pre-Nursing Requirements must be completed.
- American history and government/political science are not required for entrance into the nursing program. However, they are required by the university for completion of the degree
*Specified cognates must be completed with a grade of C for acceptance into the nursing program.
Students may be admitted based on completion of prerequisites and attainment of admission criteria. When spaces are limited, admission of qualified applicants will be processed in the order received. To be considered for admission, the student must complete the following:
- Completed application to NursingCAS (nursingcas.org)
- Complete, official copies of transcripts from all previous colleges and SFA transcript to be submitted to NursingCAS
- Copies of accepted or denied petitions or petitions being submitted to be sent to School of Nursing;
- Copy of current licensure to practice as a registered nurse.
Application Deadline - The deadline for application for admission is July 15 for fall admission, Nov. 15 for spring admission, and April 15 for summer admission. Applications received after this deadline will be considered only if vacancies still exist in the incoming class. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure all application materials are received by the NursingCAS system and the School of Nursing prior to the deadline.
Students who have completed courses at other collegiate institutions may transfer credits under the policies of SFA. A maximum of 66 academic semester hours may be transferred from a junior college. There is no limit to the number of senior college hours that may be transferred; however, 30 hours, all of which are advanced (3000-4999 level), must be completed in residence at SFA. Advanced placement credit does not count as hours toward residency.